The Elliott Museum will host an eclectic new music series called “Troubadour Sessions,” featuring six different artists over a span of six months. The sessions kick off October 6 and continues on November 17, December 22, January 1, February 9, and March 9 at the Stuart museum.
The series is a collaboration with Ron Hart of Earthtones. Previously, Hart was the owner of Terra Fermata, an outdoor concert venue. According to Rob Steele, president and CEO of The Historical Society of Martin County, which manages the Elliott Museum, “Troubadour Sessions” is the perfect name for the series.
“A troubadour is a class of lyric poets and poet-musicians, often of knightly rank, who flourished from the eleventh to the end of the thirteenth century, chiefly in the south of France and the north of Italy,” said Steele. “While these acts will not evoke the essence of a thirteenth-century minstrel, the music will always be sublime.”
Alex Meixner, a Grammy-nominated and Polka Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement winner, takes the stage October 6 to celebrate Octoberfest with authentic Bavarian music. On November 17, Ukulele Russ treks down from Alaska to perform an evening of ukulele in a style all his own. Usher in the holiday season with Professor Pennygoode’s Mighty Flea Circus’ “It’s a Rockabilly Christmas” December 22.
Flint Blade kicks off the New Year with the ambient beats and grooves of the Chapman Stick, a 12-string guitar-on-steroids, January 1. Ben Prestage, a master of the diddly bow, cigar box, and all things with strings, takes the stage February 9. Tampa-based Damon Fowler closes out the musical series March 9. Nominated for the 2022 Blues Rock Album BMA by The Blues Federation, Fowler is regarded as one of the best singer/songwriters in Florida.
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Seating will be limited to 75 guests and tickets are $20. The museum’s new tiki hut will be open for dinner and drinks before each performance, and a full bar will be offered throughout the shows.